Molly Keita, Ambrose Talisna, Dick Chamla, Barbara Bermen, Mahmoud Samah Cherif, Jonathan A. Polonski, Samuel Bolland, Boubakar Barry, Samuel Mesfin, Fode Amara Traoré, Jean A. Traoré, Jean-Paul Chimeny, Amadou Bairro Diallo, Togbemab Primus Gojed, Tibur Traoré, Alexandre Drumou, Georges Alfred Kiselbo, Stephanie Dagron, Olivia Kaiser, Abdou Salam-Gye
The West African Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak of 2014-2016 devastated Guinea’s health system and constituted a public health emergency of international concern. After the crisis, Guinea will implement fundamental health system reforms and important legal reforms to strengthen public health security, in line with WHO recommendations to ensure better preparedness for health emergencies. Invested in establishing means. Investments included expanding integrated disease surveillance and response. Joint External Assessment of International Health Regulation Capacity; National Action Plans for Health Security; Simulation Exercises; One Health Platform. Creation of decentralized structures such as regional and state emergency operations centers. risk assessment and hazard identification; expansion of human capacity; early warning systems and community readiness; Those investments were later tested in her 2021 EVD outbreak and other epidemics. The case has resulted in timely declaration and response to his 2021 EVD epidemic, lower patient burden and mortality, shorter epidemic duration, and significantly reduced response costs. Similarly, there was timely detection, response and containment of other epidemics such as Lassa fever and Marburg disease. Findings suggest the usefulness of preparedness activities for early detection and efficient containment of outbreaks, so all countries at risk of epidemics should invest in similar reforms. Emphasizes the need. Doing so is not only cost-effective, but also promises to save lives.
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